White Is for Witching

White Is for Witching

by Helen Oyeyemi
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White Is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi

Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award
One of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists
From the acclaimed author of Boy, Snow, Bird

There’s something strange about the Silver family house in the closed-off town of Dover, England. Grand and cavernous with hidden passages and buried secrets, it’s been home to four generations of Silver women—Anna, Jennifer, Lily, and now Miranda, who has lived in the house with her twin brother, Eliot, ever since their father converted it to a bed-and-breakfast. The Silver women have always had a strong connection, a pull over one another that reaches across time and space, and when Lily, Miranda’s mother, passes away suddenly while on a trip abroad, Miranda begins suffering strange ailments. An eating disorder starves her. She begins hearing voices. When she brings a friend home, Dover’s hostility toward outsiders physically manifests within the four walls of the Silver house, and the lives of everyone inside are irrevocably changed. At once an unforgettable mystery and a meditation on race, nationality, and family legacies, White is for Witching is a boldly original, terrifying, and elegant novel by a prodigious talent.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780698157293
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/04/2014
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 108,746
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Helen Oyeyemi is the author of five novels, most recently White Is for Witching, which won a 2010 Somerset Maugham Award, Mr. Fox, which won a 2012 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and Boy, Snow, Bird. In 2013, she was named one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists. She lives in Prague.

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White Is for Witching 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you want to feel depressed, read this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not what i expected: this book left me breathless and filled with dread-the writing is of the sort that will make you wonder at the English language and how some authors have a grasp of it that puts us all to shame
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! Very interesting take on pica as a form of vampirism.
Adaptoid More than 1 year ago
It is very obvious that Oyeyemi has a brilliant mind and makes great use of it. So many novels are commended for their prose and I'm left wondering what I missed. This book is truly masterful prose. While I loved the twists in narration I was left amiss a few times, but that may have been my state of mind. The story itself is simple yet elegant and the characters beautifully disturbing. Had the haunting aspect been a little more evolved at an earlier stage I'd have rated this a full five stars. However I was in no way disappointed and will read the author's other work. Highly recommend.
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